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Friday, April 13, 2018

Flightstar Announces Annual Scholarship and Interview Program with Institute of Aviation at Parkland College

Flightstar Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College for a biannual scholarship program. Flightstar will donate $1,000 to a single student, per semester, for assistance with tuition, fees and/or books. Each recipient will be selected by the Institute of Aviation Scholarship committee.

In addition to the two annually awarded scholarships, Flightstar agrees to interview qualifying students or graduates of the Institute program for any upcoming pilot positions. Applicants must meet the requirements listed in the agreement to qualify for pilot position interviews.

“Flightstar and the Institute of Aviation have enjoyed a long standing relationship, this agreement only strengthens it. Coupled with the current pilot shortage, we hope to not only encourage upcoming students to choose aviation, but to help keep graduating students local” stated Flightstar President Bill Giannetti.

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About Flightstar Corporation

Founded in 1978, Flightstar is an aviation service organization located at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Champaign, Illinois (KCMI). With over 112,000 square feet of hangar space, the company offers a wide range of services including a full-service fixed base operation (FBO), airline and general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operations (MRO),avionics sales with installation and repair, and world-wide executive jet charter with full aircraft management services. Flightstar proudly serves as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for the Learjet 40, 45, 70, and 75 series of aircraft. Additionally, Flightstar operates as a Honeywell Authorized Service Center for the TFE731 series, HTF7000 and Honeywell APU.

With over 140 team members, Flightstar prides itself on providing world-class aviation services delivered with a Midwestern work ethic and highly personalized customer service. To learn more about us, visit or call (800)-747-4777.